Iron Content of Clam


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This food contains 27. milligrams of iron per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:

  • 3 oz equals 85 grams.
  • 20 small equals 190 grams.

In the category of fish and seafood, we included whole food products in the Top 10 list. Foods may be fortified with iron but are not included in this Top 10 list. The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:

Mollusks, clam, mixed species, cooked, moist heat

Read more about iron in meat or visit our list of iron-rich foods.

Clam is a great source of iron. Check out our clam recipe below.

Steamed Clams
Start with two pints of fresh clams, washing them several times to remove the sand and other debris. Put them in a large saucepan and add a bit of water for steaming. They will open up in the steaming process. When they have opened, remove the clams and divide them among four soup bowls. Preserve the remaining clam liquid and strain it through cheesecloth. Divide it among the four soup bowls. Use melted butter as a dipping sauce for the clam. If there is extra clam broth, serve it in cups along with the steamed clam.

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